Are you a pregnant or new mom who is struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression?
Perhaps motherhood is not how you expected it to be?

You are not alone. We are here to help!

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About symptoms, risk factors and what to do if you are experiencing a pregnancy or postpartum mood disorder
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Information, support and encouragement so you know you are not alone in going through this.
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Who We Are

The PPD Alliance is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about supporting women and raising awareness about maternal mental health across Illinois.
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Our Mission

The Postpartum Depression Illinois Alliance’s (PPD IL) mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal mental health issues throughout the state of Illinois.

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We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need to recover. We have fought for legislation to recognize PPMDs and the devastating effects they can have on women and their families.

Please also visit our pages relating to PPD in the News and Legislation.


Between 15-20% of women experience Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), the term used to describe emotional issues that can happen anytime during pregnancy through the first year after having a baby.

PMADs can happen to anyone and are nothing to feel guilty about. We really want you to know that you are not alone, there are effective treatments and we are here to help you on your journey to feeling yourself again.Dr. Sarah Allen, Director PPD Alliance of IL